Recently announced changes to the policy regarding unaccompanied minors on the Alaska Marine Highway System have been put on hold after "numerous Alaskans" expressed concerns about upcoming holiday travel.
Minors traveling the Alaska Marine Highway System will need more than a note from their parents to travel alone. A spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation said the old policy was outdated. Megan Edge
Promising an “epic journey” across the Arctic, cruise line Crystal Cruises says its Crystal Serenity will be the largest luxury cruise ship that has ever embarked on the passage. The voyage, which comes with a five-figure price tag, highlights the allure -- and the risks -- of travel at the top of the world.Laurel Andrews
Mini sleeping pods and a new hotel are just some of the changes coming to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to help improve life for travelers who find themselves at the airport during "zombie hours."Sean Doogan
Fairbanksans behave a bit differently in the winter weather. In fact, they’ve started inviting guests from around the world to see the sights of Alaska’s far north: the ice, the snow and the northern lights.
A ferry deal with Vigor Alaska is part of a broader Alaska effort to grow industries through subsidies -- including rockets in Kodiak and a film industry in Anchorage and elsewhere. But many of those efforts began before the state fell into deficit spending, and Alaska is now dipping into savings to continue those subsidies.Pat Forgey